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FileWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream Method

Begins an asynchronous request for a Stream object to use to write data.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ExternalThreading = true)]
public override IAsyncResult BeginGetRequestStream(
	AsyncCallback callback,
	Object state


Type: System.AsyncCallback
The AsyncCallback delegate.
Type: System.Object
An object that contains state information for this request.

Return Value

Type: System.IAsyncResult
An IAsyncResult that references the asynchronous request.


The Method property is GET and the application writes to the stream.


The stream is being used by a previous call to BeginGetRequestStream.


No write stream is available.


The FileWebRequest was aborted.

The BeginGetRequestStream method starts an asynchronous request for a stream used to send data to a file system resource. The callback method that implements the AsyncCallback delegate uses the EndGetRequestStream method to return the request stream.


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: ExternalThreading. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

The following code example uses BeginGetRequestStream to make an asynchronous request for a Stream object.

	public class RequestDeclare
		 public FileWebRequest myFileWebRequest;	
		 public String userinput;

 		public RequestDeclare()
			myFileWebRequest = null;
	class FileWebRequest_reqbeginend
		public static ManualResetEvent allDone = new ManualResetEvent(false);

		static void Main(string[] args)
		  if (args.Length < 1)
   		    Console.WriteLine("\nPlease enter the file name as command line parameter:");
 		       Console.WriteLine("Usage:FileWebRequest_reqbeginend <systemname>/<sharedfoldername>/<filename>\nExample:FileWebRequest_reqbeginend shafeeque/shaf/hello.txt");


			      // Place a webrequest.
			      WebRequest myWebRequest= WebRequest.Create("file://"+args[0]);
	    	      // Create an instance of the 'RequestDeclare' and associate the 'myWebRequest' to it.		
			      RequestDeclare requestDeclare = new RequestDeclare();
			      requestDeclare.myFileWebRequest = (FileWebRequest)myWebRequest;
			      // Set the 'Method' property of 'FileWebRequest' object to 'POST' method.
			      Console.WriteLine("Enter the string you want to write into the file:");
			      requestDeclare.userinput = Console.ReadLine();

			      // Begin the Asynchronous request for getting file content using 'BeginGetRequestStream()' method .
			      IAsyncResult r=(IAsyncResult) requestDeclare.myFileWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream(new AsyncCallback(ReadCallback),requestDeclare);			

		    catch(ProtocolViolationException e)
		          Console.WriteLine("ProtocolViolationException is :"+e.Message);
		    catch(InvalidOperationException e)
			   	Console.WriteLine("InvalidOperationException is :"+e.Message);
		    catch(UriFormatException e)
				Console.WriteLine("UriFormatExceptionException is :"+e.Message);

		private static void ReadCallback(IAsyncResult ar)


			  // State of the request is asynchronous.
			  RequestDeclare requestDeclare=(RequestDeclare) ar.AsyncState;
			  FileWebRequest myFileWebRequest=requestDeclare.myFileWebRequest;
			  String sendToFile = requestDeclare.userinput;

			  // End the Asynchronus request by calling the 'EndGetRequestStream()' method.
			  Stream readStream=myFileWebRequest.EndGetRequestStream(ar);
			  // Convert the string into byte array.
			  ASCIIEncoding encoder = new ASCIIEncoding();
			  byte[] byteArray = encoder.GetBytes(sendToFile);
			  // Write to the stream.
			  Console.WriteLine("\nThe String you entered was successfully written into the file.");
	   	  Console.WriteLine("\nPress Enter to continue.");	

        catch(ApplicationException e)
			  Console.WriteLine("ApplicationException is :"+e.Message);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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